A Higher Calling: The case for federal investments in women’s work in the care economy

Submission to the House of Commons HUMA committee
May 9, 2022
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the many ways in which inequality is baked into our economy and institutions.

The crisis in care work predates the pandemic, rooted in the deeply gendered treatment and positioning of care work, intersecting with racist and ableist stereotypes and immigration policies designed to service Canada’s care deficit.

A structural re-think and systemic change is needed.

Senior Researcher Katherine Scott's submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) sets out three main recommendations for pursuing this goal.